• Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Here Are Your Best Bets (By Neighborhood!) for Queens Restaurant Week

    Queens Restaurant Week -- actually two weeks -- launches Monday and lasts until Halloween, and it offers eaters the opportunity to get better acquainted with this vast and super-diverse borough. (And at Queens prices -- prix fixe lunches will run you $14, dinners a mere $28.) Nearly 100 restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    These Are This Weekend's Four Best Food Events in NYC

    The sun's out, and you've likely jumped back on the exercise bandwagon. Hungry as a result? Head to one of these food events and replenish your energy.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    First Look: Bar Bolonat

    On the northwestern edge of the West Village's Abingdon Square Park, Bar Bolonat (611 Hudson Street, 212-390-1545) glows from within its painted-black exterior, a welcome sight at the corner of Hudson and 12th Streets after three years of vacancy following the closing of Kobma Thai. Chef Einat Admon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Ten Spots to Dine on Christmas Day

    Whether a kitchen disaster foils your Christmas dinner plans or you're just looking for a nice meal out for your day off, you might check in on these ten restaurants, all spots that are keeping the light on for Christmas Day.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Bread and Bakers on the Rise at Hot Bread Kitchen

    Hot Bread Kitchen development director Molly Crossin is proud of her bakery's tortilla maker. "To me, this machine really illustrates the growth of the program," Crossin says, motioning to a hulking apparatus that can produce tens of thousands of tortillas in a day. The machine makes 200 dozen per h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    French Montana's Excuse My French Is Finally Here, Though It Almost Didn't Happen

    Moroccan-born, Bronx-raised rapper French Montana is at a photo shoot in Tompkins Square Park's basketball court. He's shooting the shit in fluent French with the photographer. A gaggle of scruffy teen skaters recognize him and look over as he saunters slowly—always slowly—about. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Sephardic Passover at Back Forty West Tonight, Plus Vermouth and Cheese Pairings!

    Tuesday, March 26 Sephardic Passover Dinner at Back Forty West Forget cooking, or even catering, and make a reservation at Back Forty West for Passover. Owner Peter Hoffman will host a Sephardic Passover dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Seder plates and "written thoughts on the holiday" w ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 27, 2013

    Strippers, Topless Transsexuals, And Club Kids: Where To Find Them

    The boogie is back—but watch out for the tables

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Fashion Show And Couscous At Le Souk

    A crazy lady (in a good way) named Gina Grado, who likes to bare her boobies and dance around dark nightclubs, invited me to dinner at Le Souk Harem last night, which was capped off by a fashion show by stylist/designer Omar Alexander. Omar is one of the better-liked people on the scene, so I was r ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2012
  • Film

    March 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten's JoJo: A Fresh Look

    You could walk right past and not notice it. A few nights ago, as part of a program to visit some of the city's older celebrity-chef restaurants, a friend and I invaded JoJo, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's first full-fledged chef assignment in NYC. Established in 1991, it was the launch pad for what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Foreign Diplomats Owe New York City $17 Million in Parking Tickets

    ​As we freak out over possible $16 muffins purchased by the Justice Department -- how could they? Muffins? Muffins aren't even good -- and the overall implosion of the U.S. economy, let us freak out more, about something with some pretty egregious dollar signs. Back in May, Representatives Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    The Pink Tea Cup Will Pour Over Into Harlem

    The Pink Tea Cup​It's the beginning of another chapter for the Pink Tea Cup, the storied Grove Street soul food restaurant that closed in January 2010 after 55 years of service and reopened in another location on Seventh Avenue South later that year. Since its reincarnation the restaurant has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Kulushkäkat Will Bring Falafel to Park Slope

    ​As if to offer compensation for neighborhood vegetarians bemoaning the imminent opening of Fleisher's, Kulushkät Gourmet Falafel will soon open its doors in Park Slope.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Buvette; Goodbye to Vutera

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Resto Apocalypse Reversed on Hudson Street

    ​ 581 Hudson Street -- Before: Most recently occupied by Italian restaurant Valdino West, and 30 years before that by Trattoria D'Alfredo, a favoite of James Beard's; After: Now occupied by Mediterranean restaurant Meme (not to be confused with the Philadelphia restaurant of the same name), wh ... More >>

  • Dance

    September 1, 2010

    Fall Guide: Ken Swift Gets the Upscale Treatment

    Dance Theater Workshop presents Olive Dance Theatre's interpretation of an '80s street art

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello Le Comptoir, Goodbye to Mantao

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. It looks like Mantao, the Chinese sandwich shop that Sarah DiGregorio was happy to see open in Midtown last year, has closed. [Midtown Lunch]​ Breuckelen, a new restaurant in Cobble Hill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Michael White's Setai Project Is Called Ai Fiori

    Michael White, busy man.​In early May, Michael White revealed that his new restaurant at the Setai Fifth Avenue would be a little bit Mediterranean, a little bit Moroccan. Today, he tosses a few more crumbs in the direction of Florence Fabricant, who reports that the chef's new restaurant will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Premiere: Download "Acres of Skin," the Glittering, Skronking New Single From Brooklyn's Zs

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. ​Brooklyn's Zs have always walked a jagged line between 21st Century composers and bratty art-punks; their voluminous, decade-strong output evokes everything from Schoenberg's jagged beep-boops to Gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Our 10 Best East Village Restaurants

    ​A sushi assortment from Kanoyama shimmers, with huge eel filets slithering down the center of the plate. The East Village is swarming with restaurants, many of them excellent. The mixture is as eclectic as anywhere in town, with 30 or so ethnicities represented, and price levels ranging from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Curvy and Tasty: DUMBO's Baco Cafe

    Elizabeth DwoskinDUMBO's Baco Cafe​ It's hard to describe the Baco Cafe, which opened in DUMBO in August, without sounding over the top. The place could just as easily be a furniture store, a design shop, an artist's loft, or a small whimsical mirage--only it happens to be an Israeli restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    The Early Word--Sintir

    For-now-signless Sintir offers a mysterious face to its East Village neighborhood Sintir is the East Village's pretentious new Moroccan restaurant, turning a cold shoulder to its long-running competitor, the still-delicious Cafe Mogador. The restaurant is named after a three-stringed lute, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Victory, Death, Celebrities at the NYC Marathon

    Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain and Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil won yesterday's New York City Marathon. Gomes dos Santos' challenger, Moroccan Abderrahim Goumri, blamed some missed sugar drinks in Harlem for his inability to close. Radcliffe, who also won last year, hoisted her daughter Is ... More >>

  • Art

    November 20, 2007
  • Dining

    March 28, 2006


    New attempt to launch an upscale Sicilian on Hudson Street

  • Dining

    March 21, 2006

    Polo Party

    Digging tahdig and cigars at Times Square Persian restaurant

  • Art

    March 14, 2006

    A Cacophonous Affair

    From the austerely documentary to the resolutely fabulist

  • NYC Life

    November 15, 2005

    Santa's Top 10 Cookbooks

    Recipe Collections That Don't Suck—And a Few That Do

  • Art

    September 13, 2005
  • Dance

    July 26, 2005
  • Music

    June 14, 2005

    Sustenance Enough?

    Indie-rock heavy hitters get confused figuring out why they're doing it, doing it, doing it

  • Film

    June 22, 2004
  • Film

    March 2, 2004

    Obscure Objets of Desire

    Apocalyptic misanthropy and bourgeois adultery at an annual French film showcase

  • Dining

    January 13, 2004

    Grains of Paradise

    West African cooking crawls toward the mainstream on Canal

  • Music

    March 18, 2003
  • News

    January 21, 2003

    Rage Under Raps

    Listening to the Arabs of New York

  • Dining

    June 25, 2002
  • NYC Life

    March 19, 2002
  • Film

    March 5, 2002
  • News

    February 5, 2002

    20 Love

    New York's Most Romantic Restaurants

  • Dining

    March 20, 2001
  • Dining

    October 24, 2000
  • NYC Life

    February 15, 2000

    Fantasy Island

    The Fall 2000 Collections

  • Music

    February 8, 2000
  • Columns

    July 6, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Lisa Kudrow supposedly got jewelry worth $5000 to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Adam Sandler was gifted with a $15,000 flat-screen TV.

  • Film

    April 27, 1999
  • News

    March 2, 1999

    Risky Business

    It takes more than a dollar and a dream to develop a storefront— but the rewards can be priceless

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